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The following is a list of recommended courses at this institution that will fulfill the minimum prerequisites for Berkeley Optometry. Advanced upper-division courses in these subjects may be substituted for any of the lower division courses listed below. Courses have to be taken for a letter grade. Courses for which AP credit was received may be counted as long as they are listed on your college transcript. Our office has updated these courses to the best of our knowledge based upon the school catalog. Please contact us if you find discrepancies with our articulation; for instance, a change in the course number and title.

  • General Chemistry (Lecture and Lab): CHEM 1113, 1114, 1133, 1134
  • Organic Chemistry (Lecture and Lab): CHEM 331, 3321 or CHEM 3331, 3341
  • Biochemistry (Lecture only, Lab preferred): BCHM 2700 or BCHM 4611
  • General Biology (Lecture and Lab): EBIO 1210, 1230, 1220, 1240 or MCDB 1150, 1151, 2150, 2151
  • General Physics (Lecture and Lab): PHYS 1110*, 1120, 1140 or PHYS 2010, 2020
  • Anatomy (Lecture only, Lab strongly recommended): IPHY 3410
  • Human Physiology (Lecture and Lab): IPHY 3430, 3435
  • Microbiology (Lecture only, Lab optional): EBIO 3400
  • Calculus: MATH 1300 or MATH 1310
  • Statistics: MATH 2510 or IPHY 2800
  • Reading & Comp: EBIO 3940**, IPHY 1950**, IPHY 3700**,¬†Any WRTG courses**
  • Psychology: PSYC 1001

*Note: One more semester of Physics lab is required
**Note: Students may use any combination of these courses to complete their two semesters of Reading & Comp